Top News

Amherst Police deal with 118 complaints between July 2-8

Amherst Police Department
Amherst Police Department - Darrell Cole

AMHERST – Amherst Police responded to 118 complaints between July 2 and 8.

Here are the highlights:


A Toyota Corolla was reported stolen from a Crescent Avenue residence. The vehicle was later recovered on Eddy Street. Police are investigating the incident.

Two vehicles were reported to have been broken into on Fairview Avenue. The investigation into these incidents is ongoing.


A 25-year-old female is facing several charges related to a domestic incident in the Dickey Street area.

The female is alleged to have struck a dog at a residence. A male, who was known to the female, protested the dog’s treatment.

The female then struck the male several times and damaged his cell phone.

The female was arrested and is facing charges of assault, mischief and causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. She appeared in Amherst Provincial Court on July 3.

Police responded to reports of a disturbance at a local hotel.

The hotel requested that a male and female be removed from the property. Both were asked to leave the premises and complied with officers.


Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on South Albion Street near the Amherst Centre Mall.

A motorcyclist had legally stopped at a red light when he was hit from behind by a truck. The impact caused the motorcyclist to fall.

The motorcyclist was transported to hospital with a broken ankle. The driver of the truck was charged with failing to operate a motor vehicle in a careful and prudent manner.

APD members attended the Town Square Mall after receiving reports that there was some vandalism on their property.

Video surveillance of the incident showed two females putting paint on the walls.

They were identified by officers and police will be following up.

No charges have been laid at this time.


Police are investigating a complaint that a female removed her vehicle from a repair shop before settling up the bill.

Officers are investigating the incident.

An Amherst resident reported that she was a victim of a fraud in excess of $2,000.

The resident stated that someone had activated a voice recognition feature on her bank account and proceeded to transfer funds from her account.

Police are investigating.


Officers attended an Amherst residence and assisted with Children and Family Services with the removal of children from the home.

The children were put in the care of other relatives.

Police responded to reports of a fight at a downtown area bar.

Two males were involved in a pushing and shoving match.

One of the parties left the area prior to police arrival and police monitored the area to make sure no other issues occurred. No charges were laid in the incident.


Police officers responded to a report of a male and female arguing in a vehicle near Pharmasave.

Officers spoke to the male and female, who were known to each other and discovered that the disturbance was a verbal argument only.

Officers kept the peace while the male left the area.

A two-vehicle motor vehicle collision was report at the intersection of Church Street and Spring Street.

One vehicle collided with another vehicle that was already in the intersection.

One of the drivers was issued a written warning for the incident.

No injuries were reported.


Officers attended a medical call at a Church Street residence after receiving reports that a male may have suffered alcohol poisoning.

The male was transported to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for treatment. He refused treatment at the hospital and became belligerent.

He was arrested for breaching his condition to not consume alcohol. The male resisted officers as he was arrested.

The male was held in custody until his court appearance on July 9. He will next appear in Court on Aug. 2.

Officers responded to a fight at a Prince Arthur Street residence. Police discovered that a male and a female were fighting however no parties wished to proceed in the matter. No arrests were made in the incident.

Anyone with information related to these incidents is asked to contact the Amherst Police Department at 667-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Recent Stories